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Dominic Cooper to play James Bond creator Ian Flaming in new BBC America drama
Cooper. Dominic Cooper.
The British actor has signed on to play James Bond creator Ian Fleming in BBC America's upcoming new drama about the spy-turned-author, tentatively titled "Fleming."
Cooper ("The Devil’s Double,"Captain America: The First Avenger") will play Fleming, who went from being an unsuccessful stockbroker living off his rich family to a British naval intelligence career in WWII, before becoming the famed author of dozens of stories starring the suave agent 007.
In a press release, Cooper said, “Stepping into the shoes of the spy who not only created the enigmatic character of 007, but who fantasized about being him, has to be every actor's dream.”
The four part drama from Ecosse Films is a co-production for BBC America and Sky Atlantic.
“Not only did Ian Fleming create one of the most iconic characters of all time, he actually lived a life as exciting as 007’s," added BBC America's Richard DeCroce. "We can’t wait to see Dominic Cooper bring his incredible talent to this role.”